Not a great place to work if you value a good work/life balance
Buyer/Planner (Former Employee) – Crawfordsville, IN – April 24, 2016
This company has taught me so much. The demand is incredible though.The hours are long and there isn't a good work/family balance I'm thankful for the opportunity that I had but this was not the company for me with small children. My career is very important but my family will always come first.
Great company overall, groups in the company could use improvement
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) – Conyers, GA – March 2, 2016
Acuity Brands is a awesome company that is growing at a rapid pace. The pay is competitive and the facilities are nice. The culture and consistency within management and certain leadership positions often leaves a bad taste in the mouths of the employees along with a lost sense of direction for growth within the company.
Great pay and benefits
Lack of direction from management. No sense of job security.
Material Operator/Customer Care/M.A.T (Former Employee) – Crawfordsville, IN – August 2, 2016
A typical day at Acuity would always make sure the line was set and ready to run. I've learned that you have to be organized in order to run properly. Management needs a little work. The hardest part of the job was to make sure all the parts where in to clear orders to stay running and the co-workers stay busy on the line. I enjoyed my job and the co-workers.
Quality Control and Crew Lead (Former Employee) – Irving, TX – September 5, 2016
Team leader in assembly line over 6 months follow the deadline in each product control the line and follow the dispatch quality assurance to check all the products after 6 months work on Create new order and create the fit wire diagrams
Customer Care (Current Employee) – Conyers, GA – January 27, 2016
The company is too focused on LEAN and where they want to be that they are not staffing for where they are. Focus needs to be shifted back to quality and meeting the needs of their customers. There are too many meetings to be effective.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Cochran, GA – October 30, 2015
The Acuity Brands Lighting Production Facility, located in Cochran GA, is the site of the former,"Lithonia Lighting", facility. Lithonia Lighting is now a division of Acuity Lighting Group, Inc.. For almost forty years, this production facility offered fair employment opportunities to hundreds of middle Georgia residents, over a thousand employees at peak expansion. Management and labor sustained a strong and well structured relationship.
overtime opportunities, breakfast and lunch cafeteria
Harsh environment ( what have you done for me today)
Director, Sales (Current Employee) – US – December 5, 2014
If you are a sales professional, the daily reporting processes will overwhelm you. The information you are required to download into Salesforce is merely your succession plan for the next person. Management more interested in collecting data for their daily beatings than looking long term.You will be required to participate in endless , meaningless conference calls that someone has scheduled because it is part of their goals and KPI ( key performance indicators) and their discretionary bonus depends on checking that box. With all the extra-curricular nonsense it is impossible to achieve your goals YOY. When you combine this with the lack of industry knowledge for the majority of new hires, especially at management levels, it is a recipe for frustration and finger pointing. If you are seriously considering working for this company, do yourself a favor and seek out a current or former employee and have an off the record conversation. You will likely hear the real "Acuity Way", as they like to call it. At some point the terrible culture outweighs the initial compensation package and you simply give up.
management, high expectations with little to no support, listening to the sales agents constantly bicker and complain about Acuity, lack of integrity by sr. managers, job security, training for new hires that are responsible for sales and product knowledge
Shipping/Rec Clerk (Former Employee) – Conyers, GA – February 22, 2013
First 16 yrs=GREAT. Last 16 mgmt pitted employees against each other. Other facilities against each other. Manipulation of numbers to judge employees unfairly. Numbers replacing qualified management. Fair pay with OT. Ins. is expensive with less coverage. Great co-workers in a very stressfull & unfair environment. No advancement from blue collar level at all.
it was a productive place that you could learn alot from
Fork Lift Operator / Material Handler (Former Employee) – Cochran, GA – June 12, 2012
a typical day would be to make sure that the line had set up before they needed to start the next order. I have learned to be punctual and a leader as well. The management i really didn't know anything about but the co-workers were always a joy to be around. The hardest part of the day is when we don't have the part when its keyed in the computer saying that it's there. Everyone involved with that line has to go and search for that part. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people. I got to know the people i worked with. Even though i was a forklift operator i did give them a helping hand on the line as well
F/A (Former Employee) – Edison NJ – November 1, 2013
There wasn't an option for no stars so i had to give it a 1 star.i worked in the Edison office as a financial analyst consultant and it was a horrible experience. the accounting department is a small smelly disgusting hole in the wall much like a prison cell. took the incompetent IT department 2 weeks to figure out how to give me access to one accounting software and another 2 weeks for the other accounting software. i literally did nothing for the month i was there. there seems to be a lot of o/t involved which i am not interested in either and the pay sucked as well! and by this new post i see the turn over rate is quite high as there had been 2 other financial analyst before me that quit within weeks. this place sucks..stay away!! PS management is horrible as well...